Students have raised over £5,400 for Lymphoma Action after their extended schools manager was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in August last year.

To show their support, pupils from Telferscot Primary School in Balham braved the cold and undertook a three-mile sponsored walk back in November where they raised over £5,200.

Combined with a donation made by Balham Co-op, they have raised a total of £5,491 for Lymphoma Action.

The school community are planning further fundraising activities in the coming year to continue their support for Sammi, 43, who is currently receiving treatment for the condition.

Sarah Thorn, community and partnerships manager at Lymphoma Action, said: “We are really grateful to Telferscot Primary School and Balham Co-op for their support. Every 27 minutes someone is diagnosed with lymphoma, making it the fifth most common cancer in the UK.

"This fantastic amount raised could go towards the production of over 380 of our award-winning information booklets to someone newly diagnosed with lymphoma to help them better understanding their condition and the support available.”

"Through funds raised at events like this, we can continue to make sure everyone affected by the condition receives the best possible information, support, treatment and care so that no one has to face lymphoma alone.”